Serenity is all I seek

Serenity is all I seek
Amidst this turbulence of desire;
Mediocre though my thoughts may be
Introspection does set the mind afire.
“Keep Faith”, you say aplomb, yet
Shameless, I renounce the world entire,
Hoping, rejected by Heaven and You alike,
Your memory would assuage Hell’s Purgatory Pyre.
Apprehension ails me still, forever a
Memento of Recollection’s Murderous Mire,
Expectations bore through the linen still, that
Hallows the aura of my Angel’s Attire.
Eventuality forever scares me; now
Ruthless Reminiscence only does it ever Inspire.


Originally shared privately with a friend in the summer of 2011